SESP 1 in space test chamber [Boeing]
The objective of the SESP 1 (P70-1) spacecraft was to test an infrared celestial mapping sensor system.
The instruments were integrated with the Burner-2 upper stage and remained attached. The mission was designed for a life time of 2 month. The spacecraft was integrated by Boeing, who also built the Burner-2 upper stage.
The experiments were:
|Type / Application:||Technology, Science, Astronomy (IR)|
|Operator:||US Air Force (USAF) STP (Space Test Program)|
|Equipment:||Celestial IR experiment, spacecraft attitude sensing device|
|Configuration:||Instruments mounted on upper stage|
|Orbit:||545 km × 581 km, 90.2°|
|SESP 1 (P70-1)||1971-054A||08.06.1971||Va SLC-10W||Thor-DSV2U Burner-2|